When The Rains Come

Sabeto, Fiji

June 2011

Sydney’s weather seems to have been going through an experimental phase for the last few weeks. It’s been embracing the tropical idea of afternoon thunderstorms, every afternoon. This type of behaviour might be expected, or at least tolerated, in mid/late January, but the fact that it’s started happening in early December has got everyone a bit confused. It has resulted in some pretty stunning cloud formations though, so it’s not all bad.  (more…)

Sea, Tea & Rugby

Nasikawa Vision College & Navola village, Fiji

June 2011

It’s not every day you come home from school and find yourself sitting on the pandanus-matted floor of a two-room concrete house drinking Fijian-style tea (that is, lemon-leaf tea with at least a heaped spoonful of raw sugar) while watching a VCR recording of the Wallabies playing the All Blacks. Being neither a habitual tea-drinker nor a rugby fan, I was feeling a little out of my depth, though rather enjoying the ride.  (more…)